Canada at the 1900 Summer Olympics
|Canada at the
1900 Summer Olympics
|NOC||Canadian Olympic Committee|
|Competitors||2 in 1 sport|
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
|Other related appearances|
|1906 Intercalated Games|
The 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris were the first Olympics at which Canadian athletes participated. Two Canadians participated, although not as a national team (These were not introduced until later Olympics). Canada's Olympians were George Orton and Ronald J. MacDonald. Orton was the first Canadian to win a medal, finishing first in the 2500-metre steeplechase. He later finished third in the 400-metre hurdles and fifth in the 4000-metre steeplechase. Orton, who was at school at the University of Pennsylvania, had accompanied a United States delegation to the games.
|Gold||George Orton||Athletics||Men's 2500 metre Steeplechase|
|Bronze||Men's 400 metre Hurdles|
Both of Canada's competitors competed in athletics, with Orton taking a gold and a bronze medal to tie the nation for 4th on the athletics medal leaderboard.
|George Orton||400 m hurdles||Unknown||2 Q||n/a||Unknown|
|2500 m steeplechase||n/a||7:34.4|
|4000 m steeplechase||n/a||Unknown||5|